Sidney Gould

Sidney Gould passed away on July 8, 2011, after fighting a long illness. He was born March 10, 1933, in New Jersey. He is the beloved son of the late Louis and Minna Gould. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy; his daughter, Sheryl; sister Linda Grant; sister-in-law, Leah Zimmerman; brother-in-law, Ben Cohen, niece, Hollis Grant and nephews Steve Grant and Darryl and David Zimmerman; many loving cousins and friends.

He moved with his family to San Francisco in the 1950s. He spent his senior year of the High School in San Francisco and graduated from Lowell High. He then returned East, where he attended Fairleigh Dickinson College.

He moved with his family to San Francisco, where he competed his college career, and then went into business with his father. He served in the army during the Korean War, stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Sid and his Dad, Lou Gould, owned and operated Taylor Hardware on Haight Street until the late 1960s. Then they owned Bay Bridge Hardware, first in San Francisco, and then in South San Francisco. He was known all over the city as “the one to go to” for all hardware related needs.

Sid was an avid golfer and tennis player, and enjoyed playing with a wonderful group of friends. But, most of all, he was a loving husband and father to the wife and daughter he so adored and will be remembered by all his family and friends as a wonderful, special man.

Graveside services will be held at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, 1301 El Camino Real, Colma, on Friday, July 15, 2011, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Sid’s name to the Scleroderma Research Foundation (, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1411, San Francisco, CA 94104, or a charity of your choice.

Sherie R. Greenberg

Beloved mother of Morisa Guy and Stephanie Edelman passed away peacefully in the morning of June 25 at the age of 79. She was a 37-year survivor of metastatic breast cancer.

Born in Allentown, PA, Sherie was a resident of Palo Alto for the last 51 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University.

A long time member of Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, Sherie saw her daughters married by close family friend Rabbi Sidney Akselrad (z”l). Both daughters are current members of that congregation.

Sherie’s passion was for the game of bridge. As a teacher and club owner, she taught hundreds of people in the community the strategies of bidding and card play while developing herself into a national bridge champion and an Emerald Life Master. With the popularity of the Internet, Sherie became adept at playing online and increased her reach of teaching and playing around the world. She continued this into the final days of her life.

Sherie always loved to travel, especially to her favorite destination, Israel. Her unwavering support of Israel and determination to help eradicate cancer led her to the Weizmann Institute of Science, where she became actively involved in fundraising for cancer research. As a board member in 1994, Sherie was honored with an award in appreciation of her leadership.

Sherie was also always available to provide emotional support to those diagnosed with cancer. She convinced them they, too, could fight the disease and “live.”

As Sherie’s long-time oncologist, Frank Stockdale, reminded her daughters, she was fortunate in that she “enjoyed an independent, long and full life. She took great pride in her children and their families. And while more limited in recent times, she remained fiercely in control of her life and life’s decisions. Her approach is something we should all try to emulate.”

Sherie was preceded in death by her devoted husband, David, in 2007. She is survived by her daughters Morisa Guy (Amir), Stephanie Edelman (Jeff) her grandchildren Cameron and Drew and her sister Edythe Bloom of Connecticut.

A service for friends and family will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, 300 Montgomery Street, Suite 615, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Sydney Levin

April 20, 1914–June 30, 2011

In San Mateo, June 30, 2011, at age 97. Dearly beloved husband of 74 years to Zelda Levin. Father of Carol Ann (Robert) Roudman, Ken (Darlene) Levin, and the late Linda (Jerry) Lebovitz. Grandfather of Allan Lebovitz, Debbie Lebovitz, Rachel Roudman Thurow, Rebecca Roudman, Matthew Levin and Melanie Levin. Loving Great-grandfather of Jared and Keira Lebovitz, and Genevieve and Lillian Selsor. Founding member of Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo. Past President of the Optimist Club of San Carlos, Past President of the Fidelis Club of San Carlos, and was also bestowed the highest honor in the Rotary Club in San Carlos, that of a Paul Harris. Member of the Elks Club (San Mateo), Press Club (San Francisco) and B’nai B’rith. He was also active in the Shriners. Services were held at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo under the direction of Sinai Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo. Donations to Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Peninsula Temple Beth El, or charity of your choice.

Margolin, Anne

In San Francisco on July 9, 2011 at age 95. Beloved wife of the late Charles Margolin. Loving mother of David Margolin of Albany, NY, Deborah (and Robert) Kessler of Foster City, CA, Barry (and Marcia) Margolin of Valatie, NY, and Joyce Margolin (and Steve Chelski) of Marina del Rey, CA. Devoted grandmother of Melissa (and Peter) Roth, Jennifer Kessler, Shevah (and Josh) Faber and Michael Margolin. Adoring great-grandmother of Elias and Jack Aguayo, Lelia and Charles Faber. Dear sister of Sadie Heisler of Pennsylvania.

Anne was a long-time member of Temple B’rith Sholom of Troy, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112.

Sinai Memorial Chapel.

Robert G. Rosenberg

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Robert G. Rosenberg on June 18, 2011, at home with his family by his side. A man of great honesty, integrity and kindness, he was born in New York City on June 24, 1920. He moved with his family to California following high school and attended U.C. Berkeley, where he graduated from the optometry school.

After serving three and a half years in the Pacific during World War II, he married his college sweetheart, Shirley. They settled on the Peninsula, where they raised their children and became involved in community activities. He practiced optometry before switching careers, becoming a partner of Grow & Doughty Real Estate and Insurance. Subsequently he started his own insurance firm.

He was a man of diverse interests, who loved his family, world travel, the Sierras, solving problems and helping others. In retirement he was able to find fulfillment traveling with Shirley, volunteering, spending time with his family and friends and using his varied and diverse skills creatively.

He was a delightful and entertaining writer who shared his life experiences and philosophical musings in short stories, and later emails. He was an innovative craftsman and skilled photographer. Many organizations and individuals benefited from his services, skills and wise counsel. He was a volunteer throughout his life, serving on the San Mateo library board, participating in Temple Beth El activities, assisting Habitat for Humanity, KQED and other groups.

For over 25 years he was a devoted volunteer with the De Young Museum, where he worked on many restoration projects, mentored interns and solved problems. He was recognized for his significant service by the museum with the McNeil Volunteer Recognition Award in 1999 and in 2005, when he received the Bay Area Volunteer in the Arts award from Bernard Osher.

Bob is survived by Shirley, his wife of 66 years, his three children, sons Chuck and John and daughter Nancy Bott and their spouses, his sister Joan Friedman, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Donations can be made to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco at De Young, Golden Gate Park, Attn: Emily Proud, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 or to Pathways Hospice at